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"Hummingbird" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  28 June 2013 (UK)
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Homeless and on the run from a military court martial, a damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London's criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man's identity -- transforming into an avenging angel in the process.

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Homeless and on the run from a military court martial, a damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London's criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man's identity -- transforming into an avenging angel in the process.

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All roads don't lead to salvation. See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for strong brutal violence, graphic nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Redemption  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,768 (USA) (28 June 2013)

Gross:

$34,956 (USA) (5 July 2013)
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Trivia

This movie was also released under the name of Hummingbird. See more »

Goofs

When buying the ballet ticket, the cashier says that October 1st is on a Tuesday. However, the invitation to the rooftop gala, on the same night, is on a Monday. See more »

Quotes

Cristina: You look like a good man.
Joey: So take a picture.
Cristina: Did your daughter ask for photos?
Joey: No, when she's older. This way she'll have something to remind her of me.
Cristina: You won't see her?
Joey: I don't think I'll look like this for much longer.
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Spoofs The Simpsons: Bart vs. Australia (1995) See more »

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Libiamo Ne' Lieti Calici
Written by Giuseppe Verdi & Francesco Maria Piave
Performed by Seija Knights
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Good people doing bad things
1 July 2013 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

I saw this film on the strength of Steven Knight being the writer and director.

As with two of his other films (Dirty Pretty Things and Eastern Promise) it provides a dark view into the London that you always suspected might be there but prefer not to think about. I went with an open mind because I'd not heard of Agata Buzek and I'm no fan of Jason Statham, but this is a truly superb story and the delivery by all of the cast is excellent.

What Steven Knight does so amazingly well in all of his films is show us essentially good people struggling to do the right things because of their personal circumstances. Both Statham and Buzek are flawed characters. They both know how they should behave but somehow can't live up to that ideal. The strength of the film is in watching the internal anguish of these characters as they try to overcome their current situation whilst at the same time both are looking for some form of 'redemption' for their past actions.

The other 'star' of the film, for me, is the location. Knight clearly has a thorough knowledge of London and the Covent Garden setting is well thought through in the way that it fits with other aspects of the film (Stathams 'employment' and Buzeks lifelong obsession are both within easy walking distance).

I'm not sure this film would make my top 10 list, but it definitely gets into the top 50.


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